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Tarta de Santiago

"Gordita makes a splendid version of the Galician almond cake Tarta de Santiago, with its dramatic design. Would you please publish the recipe?" Michael MacDermott, Taringa, Qld REQUEST A RECIPE To request a recipe, email fareexchange@bauer-media.com.au or send us a message via Facebook. Please include the restaurant's name and address, as well as your name and address. Please note that because of the volume of requests we receive, we can only publish a selection in the magazine.

Event: Bacon Week

A celebration of one of our favourite breakfast foods.

Bread and butter pudding

Just what you need on a cold winter's night; a bowl of luscious pudding. Make sure to leave room for seconds.

Coffee culture: A history

Australia’s love affair with coffee is stronger than ever; it’s become a way of life. But exactly how did a beverage manage to shape our country’s culture?

Curry recipes

When you're in need of rejuvenation, there's nothing better than a warming bowl of curry, whether it's gently spiced potato and egg, a punchy Jamaican goat number or an elaborate Burmese fish curry. Here are our favourite recipes.

Autumn's most popular recipes 2017

As the weather started to cool down, your stoves were heating up with spicy curries, hearty breakfast dishes and comforting bowls of pasta. You balanced things out nicely with some greens but dessert wasn't entirely forgotten. Counting down from 30, here are your 2017 autumn favourites.

Bali's new wave of restaurants, hotels and bars

The restaurant and hotel scene on Australia's favourite holiday island has never been more exciting and Australian chefs, owners and restaurateurs are leading the charge, writes Samantha Coomber.

Hôtel Plaza Athénée's new menu

Hôtel Plaza Athénée

Hôtel Plaza Athénée

Rules are made to be broken at the Plaza.

Last year, Alain Ducasse's top lieutenants in Paris took part in a round of musical chairs, which saw Christophe Saintonge depart Plaza Athénée for Le Meurice, and 36-year-old Ducasse protégé Romain Meder arrive at the Plaza with permission to shred the hotel-dining rule book. Given how influential the kitchen-garden styles of Alain Passard and Pascal Barbot have become, Meder's mission - to skip the filet mignon, and get healthy/eco-conscious via pristine fish, vegetables and grains - isn't seriously radical, even if the buckwheat galette and fruit juice that arrive before the first glass of Champagne feel a bit like haute hippie health food.

The second snack of a cracker daintily loaded with mullet, bottarga and salsify sets the five-star planet back on its axis, and the fun really starts when a grilled sardine turns up served on grilled lettuce with its own crisp backbone arcing over as a garnish. Stockfish tripe "Monte Carlo style" is peasant food luxed up to the limit, or there's langoustine and caviar - no edible witticism needed. The killer dish of smoked cabbage, stacks of Breton lobster, bitter clementine and a wonderful jus gets halfway there with the "humble products" of the hairshirty premise, but who's quibbling. White-jacketed service is jolly on the surface, take-no-prisoners beneath the smiles, and the giant mirrored cloches, constellations of chandelier droplets and marble pepper grinders are - like the food - enough of a wow to awaken gratitude in even the most wealth-weary captain of industry. From around $355 without drinks; Hôtel Plaza Athénée, 25 Avenue Montaigne, Paris, +33 1 5367 6665


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